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  1. Hi Guys, Quick question. How do i read the P-38 fuel indicators. When adding both left and right for both gauges i never come to 416 gallons. Is there another gauge, or does it start to indicate after a certain amount of fuel has been expanded. Thnx M
  2. Thanks for the input guys. I guess that i need to revise my opinion about the P-38. One other thing that surprised me is the P-38 is very easy to fly. I don't know how misguided this can be, but i read a quote a while back about the complexity of operating the P-38. Rau wrote that he was being asked to put kids fresh from flight school into P-38 cockpits and it wasn’t working. He asked his boss to imagine “a pilot fresh out of flying school with about a total of twenty-five hours in a P-38, starting out on a combat mission.” Rau’s young pilot was on “auto lean and running on external tanks. His gun heater is off to relieve the load on his generator, which frequently gives out (under sustained heavy load). His sight is off to save burning out the bulb. His combat switch may or may not be on.” So, flying along in this condition, wrote Rau, the kid suddenly gets bounced by German fighters. Now he wonders what to do next. “He must turn, he must increase power and get rid of those external tanks and get on his main [fuel tank],” Rau wrote. “So, he reaches down and turns two stiff, difficult gas switches (valves) to main, turns on his drop tank switches, presses his release button, puts the mixture to auto rich (two separate and clumsy operations), increases his RPM, increases his manifold pressure, turns on his gun heater switch (which he must feel for and cannot possibly see), turns on his combat switch and he is ready to fight.” To future generations this would be called multi-tasking, and it was not what you wanted to be doing when Luftwaffe fighters were pouring down on you. “At this point, he has probably been shot down,” Rau noted, “or he has done one of several things wrong. Most common error is to push the throttles wide open before increasing RPM. This causes detonation and subsequent engine failure. Or, he forgets to switch back to auto rich, and gets excessive cylinder head temperature with subsequent engine failure.” I hope some of this complexity comes when we have external tanks and more detailed fuel management. Grt M
  3. @361st_Bugsy: Are the Hellhawks skins still available for download? With the upcoming careermode for BOBP i'm collecting some P-47 skins. Thnx! Grtz M
  4. Hi Guys, I must say that i enjoy the new addition's very much, but after some testing, i have a slight feeling that both the P-51 and even the P-38 "outshine" the P-47 at lower altitudes by quite a large margin. Especially below 10.000 feet the P-47 feels like a dog compared to the other two. For the P-51 this might be what someone might expect, but even the P-38 (which is a very heavy fighter) feels far more nimble and picks up speed much faster. I always thought that the P-47 was at least better then the P-38 in most regards, but in BOBP it seems the other way around. Am i missing anything? Grt M
  5. What about a late model Pe-2. Later models after the series 110 should be of better build quality and would regain some off the original higher speeds. Grt M
  6. Very nice!! Is that x-plane? Still looking for a sim where i can fly in Alaska. Grt M
  7. It would be nice if they could add the free velikiye luki map to the career mode. It would make for an awesome JG51 Fw-190 campaign. Now the Fw-190 options are indeed super limited. I can't fly a Fw-190 over Stalingrad *error*.... 😆 Grt M
  8. Most bomber and dedicated ground attack units. He-111, Ju-88, Pe-2, A-20, Ju-87 and Il-2. Grt M
  9. That’s true. I forgot about that, and while i understand the devs choice i still would rather have the F2. Grt M
  10. To be brutally honest i kind of wished they made the F2 model instead of the G2 for Kuban. The G2 was only there as a nightfighter and almost played no role in the east, because most units where relocated to the west for the defense of the Reich. The F model was used in Kuban as part of kustenflieger Krim which is just as minor as the sole nightfighter unit. But it was largely used during the Battle of Stalingrad. In terms of performance i think the differences would not be that big either. The only real drawback is the fact that the G2 has more loadout options. Grt M
  11. I find the He-111 to be quite docile. The 88 on the other hand not easy to taxi, take off in or land. In the 111 all these things are super easy. Grtz M
  12. Just use your radio homing beacon for directions. grt M
  13. That was fun to watch 😊. Bit of a surprise nobody took of in a cannon armed Stuka or Henschel. Couple of shots and a T-34 is gone. Without the splash damage of large bomb. Grt M
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